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Prediction Method of Weight Loss through Measurement of Controlled Atmosphere (CA) Storage Environment

Chunwan Park, Seokho Park, Jongwoo Park, Dongsoo Choi, Jinse Kim, and Yonghun Kim
Department of Agricultural Engineering, National Institute of Agricultural Sciences, RDA, Korea
Abstract—Weight loss that influences the quality and farmer incomes is affected by storage environment of agricultural products. The interior of storage should be maintained at high humidity to prevent weight loss of products which contains a lot of moisture. The research had constantly proceeded with change of the heat exchanger surface areas, humidity systems to maintain high humidity within storage. And weight loss prediction carry out by vapor pressure deficit (VPD) and K-value. Relative humidity that exerts an effect weight loss of crop be influenced by storage temperature, leak state and volume of product. When weight loss predicts, different conditions of these factors derive the error. In case of CA storage, ways of forecasting the weight loss become easier than cold storage due to sealed storage with external environment during storage period. In this study, Apples were stored in purge-type CA storage and weight loss has been predicted by using operating characteristics of refrigerator system and environmental conditions. And it was compared with actual weight loss. As a result, humidity variation in the storage fluctuates with operation of unit-cooler. Furthermore unit-cooler operation factor is influenced by outside temperature and respiration heat. Prediction value of weight loss according to temperature and humidity has been most accurately predicted. Prediction value through measured defrosting water shows unit-cooler work quality. K-value needs verification to calculate of VPD method. 
 
Index Terms—controlled atmosphere storage, weight loss, transpiration, cold storage

Cite: Chunwan Park, Seokho Park, Jongwoo Park, Dongsoo Choi, Jinse Kim, and Yonghun Kim, "Prediction Method of Weight Loss through Measurement of Controlled Atmosphere (CA) Storage Environment," International Journal of Food Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 223-226, September 2018. doi: 10.18178/ijfe.4.3.223-226
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